The numbers, Mason!
I've written 18 blog posts in 2019, which is below the target I set at the start of the year (two blog posts a month, for a total of 24), but it's progress.
In comparison, I wrote only 1 post in 2018. 🙈
I've taken 265 bus rides in 2019, down from 556 in 2018. There is a dramatic reduction in bus rides after the Easter Attacks in April.
After April, I switched to tuks as my primary mode of commuting to work in the morning, only taking the bus in the evening during my commute home.
While initially driven by post-Easter attack paranoia, environmental factors have also been a concern especially with the increase in average temperatures. Although still a firm believer in public transport, I no longer wanted to turn up at work a sweaty mess. Let's hope A/C buses start rolling out on the 138 route soon3. 🙏🏽
These are the ride counts and average fares for 2019 in comparison to 2018:
|Type||Count (2018)||Avg (2018)||Count (2019)||Avg (2019)||Count Diff||Avg Diff|
Huh, never realised I'd taken 180 less journeys in total this year. Must be all the sleeping in on weekends. 🙈
I've bought food 247 times in 2019, up from 200 times in 2018. The average order value has gone up slightly, from 572 LKR to 600 LKR. I've bought clothing 4 times, up from just 2 times in 2018.
I've made 16 purchases on AliExpress this year, up from 5 purchases last year. The average order value has stayed roughly the same.
I've been on a bit of a hiatus from Twitter and Instagram, with only 6 images posted on my IG this year (and none since June). But I did start an Instagram purely for my illustrations and I've managed to post about 29 posts in the space of a month.
Drawing more and putting it out there is a goal that I want to work towards in 2020. I've also uploaded 18 song snippets to my SoundCloud, and plan to upload longer and more developed pieces in 2020 (fingers crossed!)
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And so, those are some of my stats for the year. How has 2019 been for you and how do you plan to spend your 2020?